Nothing brings people together like hot chocolate on a cold day. Picture this: Belgian hot chocolate whisked into warm milk for a creamy finish in your favourite mug. Last week, TSC’s Social Committee partnered with Saxon Chocolates to throw a winter warm-up event, and our office is still buzzing about the experience! We’ve been throwing TSC hot chocolate events for a few years now and it’s an event our staff looks forward to every winter. We’d like to share our recipe for the perfect evening that’ll leave everyone’s hearts and mugs filled with joy.
Hot Chocolate Décor
Pick a theme and run with it. Nothing mentally transports your guests like a well co-ordinated colour-story and concept. You can think big like a winter wonderland theme, or take inspiration from a topping like a candy cane. Whatever you choose, simply carry over the colour palette into topping labels, banners, bowls, serving trays, cups, etc. This year, we went with a red-and-black tartan colour scheme with cozy Canadian chic accessories. Those Saxon chocolate boxes and tins? Re-purpose them to hold stir sticks, napkins or even marshmallows.
Bring out the blankets, throws and plush cushions to create a space where your guests can cozy up. Add some subtle lighting from lamps and light-up accessories to set an ambient mood. Mr. Christmas has some beautiful options to help you festivize your living space.
This is the part that’ll truly impress your guests! Ten or so toppings will ensure there’s something for everyone without overwhelming your guests with too many choices.
We suggest the following options as basic toppings:
- Festive sprinkles
- Toffee bits
- Crushed Candy cane
- Chocolate shavings
- Whipped cream
And now here are some suggestions for luxe toppings:
- Saxon Peppermint Pop Sensations
- Saxon Dark Chocolate Enrobed Marshmallows with Crushed Peppermint Candy
- Saxon Belgian Chocolate Peppermint Bark Snowflakes
- Saxon White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels
- Hazelnut, peppermint and salted caramel syrups
Coffee shop not required. You just need to make a little time to catch up with your colleagues. The beautiful thing is that this party can warm up any group of people. Instead of paint night, game night or movie night, surprise your closest friends with a Saxon hot chocolate spread and savour the memories and the sips!
Our lovely hosts Denise, Andrea and Greta made time to stop by to wish you lots of warmth. Cheers , from our TSC family to yours! Shop the full Saxon assortment and surprise and delight your family and friends!